Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hari ng Tondo goes Mainstream

Star Cinema joins forces with Reyna Films and Central Digital Lab for the upcoming mainstream theatrical release of Hari ng Tondo.

Hari ng Tondo was the official entry of APT Productions in Inc. MZET TV, and Reyna Films Inc. in the Director's Showcase category of hte tenth installment of Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival (Cinemalaya X) that ran last August in Manila. The film was directed by internationally acclaimed director Carlos Siguion-Reyna and with a script written by Bibeth Orteza.

This is a gripping black comedy centered on Ricardo Villena, a grandfather on hte verge of bankruptcy who brings his grandchildren Anna and Ricky with him back to Tondo, Manila - the community that made and shaped him to be that man that he is. Ricardo discovers that the place is no longer the same while his grandchildren Anna and Ricky will meet new friends, learn new things, and earn a deeper understanding about the world around them through the wisdom and guidance of their grandfather.

Hari ng Tondo is a heartwarming family movie that earned the elusive nod of approval of the Cinemalaya crowd. It is one of the films in Cinemalaya X that earned sustained positive reviews and impressive returns from the festival's box-office. The edgy appeal of Hari ng Tondo is anchored on the collective and individual experiences of its characters Ricardo, Anna, and Ricky as set against the contemporary backdrop of historic Tondo as juxtaposed with the Tondo of Ricardo's youth.

Hari ng Tondo stars Robert Arevalo, Cris Villonco, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Rez Cortez, Lorenz Martinez, Liza Lorena, Lui Manansala, Aiza Seguerra, Carlos Canlas, Mark Tayag, Ciara Sotto, Gian Magdangal, Ali Sotto, Audie Gemora, Hans Echstien, Raul Montesa, Jelson Bay, Gino Ramirez,
Mengie Cobarrubias at Eric Quizon.

Hari ng Tondo is now showing on cinemas nationwide.

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